Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Update on us

I haven't blogged too much recently about our infertility journey. There are several reasons to why that is, primarily, because no wants to know every time I get my period. I also try not to focus on it so much since we are blessed in so many other ways. We have had a great summer and have spent a lot of it getting to know our new neighborhood and the wonderful neighbors we have living in our subdivision. Summer is definitely a cure for the infertility blues so to speak, there is so much more to do and it takes the focus off of the heartbreaking journey that we have been dealing with.

I wanted to write an update just to let you know how we are doing as well as a reason to document our journey in hopes that I will look back on this and think, wow, remember when we were dealing with that?

We had our IUI#6 with Femera on Friday and it was by far the best one we have had so far. I O'd dead on Day 14 and Jeff's numbers were double of what any of our previous IUI's have been. We felt the secret for the great numbers were that we abstained for a few days longer this cycle due to the fact that I O'd two days later than usual. Hopefully this will be the winning combination for us. If not, we have a few decisions we need to make. The doctor only gave us a prescription for 6 IUI's and that is all he will do. Statistical studies show that if it hasn't worked after 6, this treatment will not work for us. We have two choices, have the laproscopy surgery to rule me out once and for all or just move on to the injectibles. The laproscopy is the absolute last test that I need to have to detect our infertility diagnosis. All other tests so far have showed both of us as normal. Neither option sounds like a good time, one involved cutting me open and the other involves myself or Jeff stabbing me with a needle. I have decided to go with the lap surgery before moving on to the injectibles. This way we will know once and for all if I have endometriosis or any kind of random scarring or cysts that are interfering with us getting pregnant. I have ZERO symptoms of endometriosis so I am praying that this is not our problem, however, a primary symptom of endometriosis is infertility so you just never know. I still can not believe that we actually consider ourselves infertile. We got pregnant on our own on the fourth month of trying!!!! Who knew that we would even be dealing with this issue. It is so hard to say what is causing our issues, did we just get extremely lucky the first time around? Is my age now playing a factor? I was 31 when we started trying and I just now turned 34. I can't imagine that is helping our cause at all even though my FSH and other hormone levels are all within normal range. I guess we will find out in a few weeks. Please say a few prayers for us.


  1. Karen, please know I mean it with all my heart when I say, I'm praying hard!

    Much love you my dear. Hugs.

  2. Karen,Thank you for sharing your update. You continue to show remarkable strength through this journey, and it never ceases to amaze me. You are always in our prayers.

    I struggle with how often I should ask you for an update. I am always thinking about you, and it's important that you know that because I know how important it is to be able to talk about it.

    Lots of prayers coming your way for IUI #6.


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